The contrast couldn’t be greater.

Lake Oswego High: Racist Tweets are Only Tip of the Iceberg

A graduate describes the low expectations from others that he experienced as a student.

“I was told by a counselor that I ‘didn’t look like a TAG student,’ when I applied for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program in seventh grade.”

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Predominantly African American AP calculus class is exceptionally rare, marked by camaraderie and success

The Oregonian profiles the high expectations that a north Portland teacher has for his African-American students.

“To build the AP calculus class to 15 students, Reis recruited teens who showed the strongest math skills and the best work ethic — a group that turned out to be mostly black.”

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